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WE ARE DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE LOSS OF MARY ANN WHOM WE CALLED "MAMA BROWN". SHE WAS MORE THAN JUST OUR PASTOR...AFTER SHE HELPED USHER MY MOTHER TO BE WITH THE LORD, SHE TOOK ME AND MY BROTHER PAUL GENE SCHEFFEL JR INTO HER CARE. WE WILL FOREVER MISS HER AS SHE CHANGED ,MY FAMILYS' LIVES. WE LOVE YOU MAMA BROWN BUT WE ARE HAPPY THAT YOU ARE SEATED WITH GOD. YOU ARE A GREAT GREAT WOMAN OF GOD AND

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Posted by: JOSEPH MICHAEL BERTOVICH - SAN ANTONIO, TX - Our Family Pastor and Advisor   Nov 14, 2012

Mary Ann Brown did not know me, but I knew her through a WOW conference in Oct. of 2011. My very 1st. Our group of 40 women coming from Minnesota and Iowa fell in love with her style of preaching and teaching. from the laughter to the tears. We have loving memories of her and I am sure you (her family) have many. RoseAnn


Posted by: RoseAnn Olson - Albert Lea, MN   Nov 14, 2012

To family and friends:

Many speakers impact our lives, but rarely do we find one that can bring us true gospel teaching and personal experiences in a deep but lighthearted manner. Dr. Brown's teaching made an impact on many, including me at various Women of the Word conferences, and for that I thank God for His calling her and to her for allowing our Lord to use her in such beautiful way.

May God Bless You and Keep You.

Carmen V. Cianci


Posted by: CARMEN V. CIANCI - COLUMBIA, CT - ADMIRER   Nov 14, 2012

Dear Family:

Praying for comfort and peace for each of you. Mary Ann blessed so many in such a variety of ways and we will miss her humor and truth bullets that she was able to rapid fire on us. She will be greatly missed!


Posted by: Laurie Pineda - Columbia, SC   Nov 14, 2012

I will never forget the first time I heard Mary Ann speak. What a wonderful way to learn God's ways and who He really is.

I never laughed so hard and at the same time felt so much from a message.
She knew how to get a person to search their own heart.

I feel sad for the people who will not get to hear her.
She is missed.


Posted by: Paula Thompson    Nov 14, 2012

Rarely are we divinely destined to come face to face with greatness and the inspiration of God wrapped in a unique package called Mary Anne Brown. I have to smile as I think about the unique manner in which she delivered her powerful, godly messages. Mary Anne's humor and prophetic ability never failed to stir up my spirit and spur me on to rich spiritual growth.

Although my time knowing Mary Anne has been short; I will sorely miss my

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Posted by: ELAINE MOULTON - Chicago,, IL - WOW Sister   Nov 14, 2012

sO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS/ bUT A GREAT SOLDIER HAS WENT HOME TO BE WITH THE lORD


Posted by: JANE fORD - kANNAPOLIS, NC - SISTER IN THE lORD   Nov 14, 2012

Donnie, my heart is heavy for you and your family today. I pray for our Loving Master's peace in your hearts as you prepare to bid your farewells to your Mother. Know she is always right in your hearts and every time you see a butterfly it will remind you of her angel wings, and a rainbow will remind you of her bright smile. You will carry on her legacy in being compassionate to all you come in contact with just as she did. Much Love and my Sincerest Condolences,
Roger Thorne


Posted by: Roger Thorne - Dallas, TX - Friend of Donnie   Nov 14, 2012

I see Mary Ann dancing with Jesus and sharing her wonderful sense of humor. May God comfort you in your loss and give you His joy.


Posted by: Sandy Petrille - naperville, IL   Nov 13, 2012

Dr. Brown was one of the very first mentors and teachers I sat under at a CBU conference 20 years ago. I received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit there and received my prayer language. I will always remember her vitality and her passion for the Word and her Love for The Lord. She will me missed here but what a Glorious celebration for her sitting at the Fathers feet.


Posted by: Bonita Dombroski - Concord, NC - Student of the Word   Nov 13, 2012